Help. Looking at a chamber sealer

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I am looking to purchase a chamber sealer and would like to know if anyone here can sway me one way or the other. I am looking at the vacmaster vp210 and vp215 as well as the lem maxvac pro. I have been doing lots if reading and am leaning toward the vacmaster vp215. Any advice from members here that have any of these chambers? I have narrowed my choices for the following reasons. I currently use a weston pro-2300 but am interested in the wet sealing option of a chamber sealer.

VacMaster VP210 maintenance free
VacMaster VP215 quieter
MaxVac Pro 5 year warranty

Any opinions on these choices or is there something else I should be looking at?
 

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I ended up with the VP230, and am totally in love with it.
 

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I have an avid armor chamber sealer and it is a work horse for me for over two years.... Plus it's made in the good ole' USA.
They have one that looks interesting but it is a new model and there are no reviews anywhere that I can find. I don't think I want to spend that much money for a new untested model.
 

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I have the Lem from Costco. Couldn't justify the cost of going with any of the VPs based on the amount of use I have. I did think the build/parts of the VP might be better than the LEM, but again the cost was deciding factor for me.
 

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I don't have a Costco anywhere near me and the same machine is 400.00 from Lem. I do like the larger chamber height of the VP chamber. Also doesn't hurt that I have a little 3rd quarter bonus check to cover the price.
 

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I have the Vacmaster Duo 550 it's a chamber vac and a suction sealer for things that won't easily fit in the chamber like a long fish fillet. Had it for 7 years maybe more. No issues with it at all. I rarely find use for the suction part but it's there if I need it.
 

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I don't have a Costco anywhere near me and the same machine is 400.00 from Lem. I do like the larger chamber height of the VP chamber. Also doesn't hurt that I have a little 3rd quarter bonus check to cover the price.
You can order online. The same sealer at LEM is actually 1,099.99. Costco is 649.99.
Model 1380.
 

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I am looking to purchase a chamber sealer and would like to know if anyone here can sway me one way or the other. I am looking at the vacmaster vp210 and vp215 as well as the lem maxvac pro. I have been doing lots if reading and am leaning toward the vacmaster vp215. Any advice from members here that have any of these chambers? I have narrowed my choices for the following reasons. I currently use a weston pro-2300 but am interested in the wet sealing option of a chamber sealer.

VacMaster VP210 maintenance free
VacMaster VP215 quieter
MaxVac Pro 5 year warranty

Any opinions on these choices or is there something else I should be looking at?

The one thing you don't want is a maintenance free chamber sealer. Get one with a pump that uses oil. It will last longer, might even get better vacuum.
 

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The one thing you don't want is a maintenance free chamber sealer. Get one with a pump that uses oil. It will last longer, might even get better vacuum.
That is the conclusion I came up with. I ordered the vacmaster vp215 from Vaccum Sealers Unlimited. lisa b lisa b actually called me Monday afternoon to verify my order, make sure I didn't need a lift gate and as it's being delivered to a business what are the delivery hours and is an appointment needed. Acts like she has done this before.
 

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That is the conclusion I came up with. I ordered the vacmaster vp215 from Vaccum Sealers Unlimited. lisa b lisa b actually called me Monday afternoon to verify my order, make sure I didn't need a lift gate and as it's being delivered to a business what are the delivery hours and is an appointment needed. Acts like she has done this before.
I would make sure that you are there to see the delivery ! I had some AGM batteries shipped to me UPS and the driver rolled what was left of the boxes and batteries of his truck and let them drop 2 feet to his lift gate ! Video taped the whole thing and sent it to the Company I purchased them from. They sent 2 new batteries ! The Reason I am telling you this is that 215 is heavy and nowadays nobody wants to hurt their back and most delivery guy's are lazy. Good luck
 

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That is the reason I ordered from Vacuum Sealers Unlimited, they ship as freight. Amazon was about 20.00 cheaper but who knows how they would deliver it. I will be there for the delivery, I am the parts manager at an auto dealership and the shipping/receiving is part of my dept. I also have a forklift.
 

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I'm on my second VP320. First one was destroyed in a house fire. Lisa at vacuumsealersunlimited took good care of the ordering. Ordered on a Monday and received it by freight the following Monday, drop shipped directly from ARY
 

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I received in perfect condition. I have only used it a couple of times so far but am very impressed.
 
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Old thread but FWIW, I got my new chamber sealer from JVR about a month ago and I love it. https://jvrinc.com/jvr-vac100-vacuum-packaging-machine

I've bought a lot of LEM equipment and been happy with them, but the form factor of the vac100 specifically was appealing to me and I based my decision on a number of YouTube comparison reviews. JVR, from what I understand, has a long history of making industrial vacuum sealers and only more recently started making equipment for home use.
 

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Old thread but FWIW, I got my new chamber sealer from JVR about a month ago and I love it. https://jvrinc.com/jvr-vac100-vacuum-packaging-machine

I've bought a lot of LEM equipment and been happy with them, but the form factor of the vac100 specifically was appealing to me and I based my decision on a number of YouTube comparison reviews. JVR, from what I understand, has a long history of making industrial vacuum sealers and only more recently started making equipment for home use.
I seriously looked at this model, but passed on it as I couldn't find too much info about it online. I had experience with the Vacmaster 320 as I had one previously.
 

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